Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Fred Hutchinson Center Research Center is one of Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s three parent organizations. It has an international reputation for its leading-edge cancer research.

Association of Cancer Online Resources

ACOR has a number of online lists that provide support and information to people living with cancer. The head and neck cancers e-mail support group has 379 members. Sign up by visiting the web site,, or send an e-mail to In the message area of your e-mail, type "subscribe head and neck" followed by your first and last name.

International Association of Laryngectomees

The International Association of Laryngectomees (IAL) is a non-profit organization composed of approximately 250 member clubs and recognized regional organizations. These clubs are generally known as "Lost Chord" or " New Voice" clubs. The purpose of the IAL is to assist these local clubs in their efforts towards the total rehabilitation of the laryngectomee.

National Cancer Institute

Go to the Head and Neck Cancer Home Page on the NCI web site for answers to your questions about head and neck cancers, including questions about the latest treatments and clinical trials.
National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led advocacy organization. It works on behalf of people with all types of cancer and their families and advocates for quality cancer care for all Americans.

Oral Cancer Foundation

The Oral Cancer Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to prevention, education, research, advocacy, and support. Its web site includes a patient/survivor forum and a comprehensive resource list.

Support for People with Oral and Head and Neck Cancer

SPOHNC was founded in 1991 by an oral cancer survivor to address the broad emotional, physical and humanistic needs of people with oral and head and neck cancers. SPOHNC is recruiting volunteers for its National Survivor Volunteer Network. For more information, call (516) 759-5333, or send e-mail to